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Tour: Sometimes It's Fate (Canada's Finest #1) by Angela S. Stone

Today I have the privilege of having Angela Stone stop by Redheads. She was lucky enough to be able to travel to some great places and she wants to tell everyone about them.

Hello!

And welcome to another stop on my blog tour! My it’s been very busy! Today I’m talking about my top 5 travel destinations. All places I’ve been!

Top 5 places I’ve visited

#5- Sao Paulo, Brazil - This is a huge city, 30million+ people, but it’s stunning. You notice the gap between the rich and the poor, but the people you meet the stories you hear and the culture inspires!

#4- London, England - I loved this city. It was noisy and crowded and oh so busy. You felt like you got swallowed up and It was utterly amazing. Throw in the awesome history and the museums and it’s a must-do for any world traveller.

#3- Nashville, TN. This was a fantastic city, what they say about southern hospitality is true I felt like I was at home. Not to mention of great food, and good times with friends!

#2- Salvador de Bahia, Brazil - This is the city I spent most of my time in when I was in Brazil. I love it, the very friendly people, and safe environment for tourists. It has a great night life, and don’t forget about Carnival! They’re calling it the “Little Rio” and I can see why! I highly recommend visiting.

#1-Edinburg, Scotland - I love this city. If someone told me I had to leave Canada move here I would do it in a heartbeat. The Old city is just stunning, even if the entire city is incredibly haunted!

Bonus: I don’t count this as a place I’ve travelled since I lived there for much of my life, but Nova Scotia. The people are amazing, the food is amazing, the history is amazing. If you can only travel to one Canada go to Nova Scotia. Seeing Peggy’s Cove will change your life and your perspective on beauty!

That’s my top 5 places, what are yours?! Don’t forget to visit David and Jason stuck in very rural Northern New Brunswick. Although they don’t travel in their first book Sometimes It’s Fate. The Jason does go far afield to Afghanistan in Boots on the Ground! Coming out from Phaze books in July!

Xx

Angela

BLURB: 

Jason McCarthy is gay. He’s also a police officer living in a small-minded northern New Brunswick town where being gay could spell the end of his career. When an impending snowstorm threatens to strand his best friend and policing partner, David, Jason offers up his spare room for the night- a move that reveals Jason’s secret, and changes their friendship and lives forever.

David Richard isn’t gay- at least he doesn’t think he is. He knows he loves his best friend, and he admits to feelings that had started after a tragic accident almost a year before. When David acts on these feelings, it doesn’t go well, leaving both men alone and hurt. Jason, however, doesn’t think twice about stepping in and rescuing David’s children when their mother abandons them. The move brings David and Jason back together, but Jason’s past rears its ugly head and they both have to make difficult decisions that are sometimes best left up to fate.


EXCERPT:

“I think we should go out to dinner,” Jason told David, his head resting on his partner’s stomach as they watched the television.

“We just ate dinner,” David reminded him gently.

“I don’t mean now, I mean like this weekend we’re both off. On Saturday we should go out for a fancy dinner,” Jason said looking up at his partner.

“Fancy? In Bathurst?” David snorted. “Where do you have in mind?”

“What about that place by the theatre?” Jason suggested.

“Over priced, crappy food.”

“The one by the grocery store?”

“Closed.”

“The Greek place on Main Street?”

David smiled. “That is a good idea.” Jason settled back on David only to be disturbed when David asked. “Why do you want to go out to dinner?”

“Because I thought it would be nice.”

“Just nice?”

Jason slid up David’s body so that he was fully lying on top of him. He kissed the older man. “I want us to go on a proper date.”

“A date?” David murmured.

“Mmhmm. You know we’ve been together for close to two months, and we’ve never gone on a proper date.” Jason shifted so that David could feel how much he wanted him.

“Has it been that long?”

“The twenty-first.”

“You know the date.” David laughed. “I never gave it any thought.”

“I was thinking about it on Monday,” Jason admitted softly.

David reached around and hugged the younger man tight to him. It had been a rough couple of days. Monday had been the one year anniversary of the accident.

Jason snuggled into David’s embrace, grateful for his understanding. David had always understood his feelings about the crash. He’d always been there for Jason, supporting him. Even in those horrible days after, he had been a steady hand that guided Jason. It was then that Jason realised that their relationship was much more than co-workers, much more than friends. He never dreamed it would get to this level. To the point where Jason was sure that they were in love—even if they hadn’t said those exact words yet.

“Can I tell you something,” David asked.

“Besides the fact that I’m probably smushing you,” Jason replied.

David scrunched his nose and Jason planted a kiss on it. “I think that’s when I realised I loved you.”

Tears welled up in Jason eyes and he blinked them back. “Oh,” was the only response he could manage without losing it completely.

“It’s crazy right?” David continued. “Something so awful. But somehow this happened. Something good from something horrendous. I’ll never understand it. But I’m grateful to have found you.”

Tears tracked down Jason’s face as David spoke. He had felt that way for so long. “It’s almost like it was fate.”

“Fate,” David mumbled kissing the tears off of Jason’s face. “I like that.”

They kissed, softly. Jason sat up and pulled David with him. They pushed clothes aside, and David took Jason on the couch. A slow intense burn that left them both physically and emotionally exhausted. Jason cried during their love making. Not out of fear or anger or pain, but out of love. Because Jason didn’t think they were in love anymore. He knew. He knew down to every fiber of his being that he loved this man. He wanted nothing more than to know that David felt the same way.

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And last but certainly not least:

MY THOUGHTS:

You know what I absolutely loved about this story and most M/M that I read? It has a way of pulling your heart strings and making you so emotionally invested with the characters that you are hanging on every word.

Jason is a cop in a town where if he comes out as being gay, there could be horrible consequences. When a snowstorm blows into town, Jason offers his partner, David, a man who he is secretly jonesing for in every way, his spare room when he can't get back home. Everything changes from that point. Jason is on the phone cancelling his plans with his on again off again lover, Craig, when David came into his apartment to overhear his conversation. Jason is panicked when he finds out that David knows his secret. He is even more worried that David knows he has a thing for him. He doesn't want to lose his partner and best friend.

 David is shocked to find out that Jason is gay. Never once had he mentioned this and he was supposed to be his best friend. After Jason clearly leaves a little panicked, he knows that he is instantly ok with it. He is a little unsure of what to do with the feelings that are pushed to the forefront after he overhears the part of Jason's conversation about him. He knows that he loves his best friend and would do anything for him but could there possibly be more?

Jason and David were such great characters. I liked that David is a divorced parent. It throws a little something extra into the book that shows you how great of a parent David is and how much Jason loves David's kids like his own. I love that it also added the challenge of having to tell the kids about their situation when things progress. It made an all together wonderful, emotional story that much better and well rounded. And I can definitely say that when the next in the series comes out, I will be buying it that day.

RATING:


Supreme read that will keep you invested in the story and never wanting it to end.

There is something so intriguing about M/M love scenes. Jason and David were so great together I wish I was there to witness it myself. ;)

 

6 comments

  1. This book sounds amazing. I can't wait to read it to see what happens with David and Jason.
    The best lace I've traveled to has been Rome, Italy. It was beautiful.

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  2. I'm from Nashville!

    I haven't read any M/M stuff because I'm not sure I'm ready for it so I read it vicariously through you guys.

    Talk Supe

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  3. Seriously Braine, you need to break down and get the book. If you are uncomfortable with the love scenes just flip past them. The rest of the book is great. I find that with some of the M/M books I read they are more touching then anything else.

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  4. This book sounds great. Your review insights make me very eager to read it.

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  5. I can't wait to read this book. I love a good m/m story and this sounds like it is a great debut book. Congrats on the release :)
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  6. Can't wait to read this book. Thanks for sharing with us your 5 places!!

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